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    Welcome and yes, Market Basket is where "you get more for your dollar" (their slogan). I shop there as well as lost leaders at: Roche Bros, Stop & shop, Shaw's and Big Y. I also LOVE Whole Foods, Trader Joes and Hannaford. I live in Bristol County near Rhode Island.
    Oh, my average car age of ownership is 8 years and 180k miles. I traded in my Saturn in 05 with 178k and dh just traded in his 2nd mazda with ~230k miles to buy his 3rd mazda.
    I garden, cook from scratch, hang my laundry, wash out baggies and do not turn up the heat during the winter above 64.
    Most of the people I work with would think I was weird for doing most of those things. Some even think it's weird if I make something that has natural or organic ingredients...they look at me as if I scraped dirt from my garden and mixed it in a cake! :LOL:

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    I live in Bristol County as well. I love Price Rite for food shopping

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    I live South of Boston and instead of Lexus, my parking lot is full of BMW's! I can always find my minivan!

    I do a lot of shopping at Roxies - okay it smells like a slaughter house but they have great prices on chicken.

    Hilltop for steak and pork and deli meats.

    A great place for bread - Freidelhoffer Outlet in Wareham (Cranberry Highway) which also sells Weight Watcher, Thomas and Arnold products. Awesome for those like myself who have children that I pack lunches for and go through at least two loaves a week. $1.79 or less for a loaf. I know making it would be cheaper but I don't have the time!

    To entice you to take a ride to Wareham, they just opened up a huge Salvation Army store where I outfitted my son with brand new tees for the fall - I got probably 9 shirts mostly Gap for $18.

    Loss leaders and 10 for 10's are my best friends.

    I heard Market Basket is awesome - I need to take a ride!

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    Hiya from northern Mass (some where between the Burlington Mall and the Pheasant Lane) Market Basket is ALL we have in my town... we're so blessed we have 3 of them There are days I wish there was something else here, just to shake things up a bit.

    We don't have a Lexus... but we do have a Volvo... okay, okay, it's a 1991 Volvo. We also have my 'baby bmw', a Kia Rio Lx. It really does look like one.

    Where in MA are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisysmom View Post
    I live South of Boston and instead of Lexus, my parking lot is full of BMW's! I can always find my minivan!

    I do a lot of shopping at Roxies - okay it smells like a slaughter house but they have great prices on chicken.

    Hilltop for steak and pork and deli meats.

    A great place for bread - Freidelhoffer Outlet in Wareham (Cranberry Highway) which also sells Weight Watcher, Thomas and Arnold products. Awesome for those like myself who have children that I pack lunches for and go through at least two loaves a week. $1.79 or less for a loaf. I know making it would be cheaper but I don't have the time!

    To entice you to take a ride to Wareham, they just opened up a huge Salvation Army store where I outfitted my son with brand new tees for the fall - I got probably 9 shirts mostly Gap for $18.

    Loss leaders and 10 for 10's are my best friends.

    I heard Market Basket is awesome - I need to take a ride!
    Thanks for the info on the Salvation Army store. I have been trying to plan a trip to Wareham for the bread outlets but with gas and all.
    I also go to the bread outlet in Plymouth. It's a country kitchen store and it's a hit or miss there. Is the Hilltop still there? The last time I rode by I noticed that something else was there. A car dealership?? Maybe???
    I too live on the South Shore.

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    I'm glad to know the Salvation Army store is open now. I drive by it every time I visit my parents. I'll have to check out the bread store as well.

    I'm not sure that Hilltop is still open. DH said he thought they closed a little while ago. We just got half a cow and half a pig from a farm/slaughter house is Bridgewater. His farm is actually in Raynham. I pick up the pig today and the cow will be ready in 2 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaurand554 View Post
    I live in Bristol County as well. I love Price Rite for food shopping
    hi kaura! where about are you in bristol county? we could be neighbors....lol i am in new bedford. i also love price rite for food shopping. especially now with all the reg. food stores, (stop & shop, shaws, etc.raising their prices so outrageously!!! i shop here in n.b. and also in swansea with my ma.

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    Yes, the Hilltop is now in Weymouth at the Building 19 Plaza. The old one is now a car dealership. The Frielhofer is great store, usually I can pick up bread that I need to breakfast items for the kids like bagels for 99 cents or english muffins. Worth the trip and it's right down the street from the Salvation. Love that store!

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    Seeing if I can get this thread going again!

    I'm new here. Live in SE Mass and definitely trying to be frugal.

    Married to the love of my life, no human children, but have 7 furbabies!!

    Also trying to start my own biz... AGH! LOL

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    welcome happy dope i have 3 furbabies!

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    I believe you can't truly be frugal or sustainable without being pure and natural as well. I think they all kind of go hand in hand. Being frugal without being sustainable seems selfish to me While being sustainable without being pure or natural doesn't seem very sustainable. Here's a cool article on frugal living which thoughtfully encourages chemical-free natural living.

    Naturally Sustainable, Frugal Living

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    Thanks for welcoming me, Rosey!

    What kind of furbabies do you have?

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    Happy Dope - glad you joined. Loved reading through this thread. I lived in Southbridge MA for 3 years, Exeter NH for 8 years, West Hartford CT for 8 years - loved living in NE and remember many of the places you've discussed. Enjoy your NE living!!

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    Oh, I'm so jealous that you live in Hawaii!

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    Hi happydope. Cute beagle you got in your avi.

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